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Type of Dive:  Shore dive in a shingle and sandy bay.

Suggested experience:  Novice upwards

Travel directions:  Traveling along the seafront of Torquay heading south. The harbour is at the end of the road.  Google map.

Parking directions:  Roundham Pay and Display Car Park close by with limited on-street parking around the harbour and the multistory behind the Harbour.

Distance from Exeter:  25 miles and 45 Min's

Lat & Long:  50° 25' 54.43'' N   3° 33' 17.15'' W  Postcode TQ4 6DT 

Tides: Tide tables

Depth: 8-10m

Site entry/exit: Simple entry by walking down the beach into the water.

Underwater directions:  Fin out from the sandy beach over the small kelpy reefs and drop down over the rock shelf to the sandy bed. Swim along with the shelf on your right shoulder approx 200m and you will find parts of the T189. There is lots of life on the shelf so a camera is an ideal toy for diving here. 

Site Hazards: Occasional jet ski

Nearest Public phone: 

Accommodation: Coast view Tourist Information on 01548 843927. Bed & Breakfast

Mobile Network service: Most networks work here.

Other comments:  There are three shipwrecks in this area, HMS Venerable   HMS Savage and a German E boat destroyer the T189. None of these wrecks are wreck shaped, just plates strewn about the seabed. You need a few days of calm weather to get good visibility here also the nearest public toilets are Paignton Harbour Toilets.

Pub: On the harbourside

Created by: Finstrokes

Cafe: At the entrance road by the harbour

Air & Nitrox fills: Nautique  Teign Diving Centre

Date: 23/11/10

Revision: 2

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Links:  LinkLink

Surface Photos: Contact me

Underwater Photos: Contact me

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